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  • Eagan day care provider in court for child death

    EAGAN, Minn. (AP) – An Eagan day care provider is being held in jail on $75,000 bond and faces manslaughter charges in the death of a baby in her care. The Dakota County medical examiner …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Foster parents lose license over spanking

    TWO HARBORS, Minn. (AP) – A Two Harbors couple has lost their foster care license over spanking. The Minnesota Department of Human Services revoked the license of foster parents Kirk and Beth Schield. They were …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Suspect Arrested In Metro Transit Bus Altercation

    (St. Paul, MN)  –  St. Paul Police have announced the arrest of a suspect in a stabbing death that followed an altercation on a Metro Transit bus.  Authorities say a brief verbal confrontation escalated as …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Being suitable lifts Pawlenty stock in veep hunt

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – As a presidential hopeful, Tim Pawlenty won respect, if not support, among GOP insiders, social conservatives and the tea party movement. Almost a year after he abandoned his White House …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Sartell paper mill offline for repair before blaze

    SARTELL, Minn. (AP) – A Sartell paper mill that was badly damaged in a Memorial Day explosion and fire had been shut down to repair a leaking water pipe shortly before the blaze. The St. …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Flood-Relief Special Session Planned For Late August

    (St. Paul, MN)  –  Governor Dayton and legislative leaders say they plan to hold a special session in late August to approve state assistance for storm- and flood-stricken areas of Minnesota.  The governor says, quote, …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Minn. Zoo may choose rays to replace dolphins

    ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) – The Minnesota Zoo may use schools of fish and stingrays to replace its dolphins. The zoo is deciding how far $4 million in state bonding money will go in renovating …

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    12 Jul 12
  • Nighttime boating crash is fatal on Lake Shetek

    LAKE SHETEK, Minn. (AP) – Sheriff’s officials say a boating crash on a lake in southwestern Minnesota is fatal, but they are providing few details about what happened. The Marshall Independent reports one boater died …

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    10 Jul 12